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Oxer Wine Marko Gure Arbasoak 2020

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Primary Notes: Herbasceous Apple, pear Floral Mineral

Secondary Notes: Creamy, smoky, Yeasty

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: High

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 14%

Origin: Basque Country, Spain

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/oxer-wines?_pos=1&_sid=3c05a060f&_ss=r

Grape: Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu) Blend

Fermentation: Biodynamic Slight Wood

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Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 6 - 8 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: kung pao chicken / la zi ji, grilled mackerel

Western Food Pairing: Grilled fish, roasted chicken with rosemary

Description

Oxer Wine Marko Gure Arbasoak 2020

Gure Arbasoak is Basque for “our ancestors”. It represents the respect for the ancient Basque culture. The frase on the front label comes from a Basque witch spell. Baga, Biga, Higa. Ikimilikiliklik, Izan Ontsa! (One, two, three, abracadabra, be good!).

Marko Gure Arbasoak shows aroma’s of ripe yellow apple and pear, grapefruit as well as herbaceous and floral notes. The barrel fermentation and bâtonnage add smoky and yeasty complexity as well as creamy texture. Honey and pomelo on the palate. A pleasant dry and mineral finish. 

45% Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu), 40% Hondarribi Zuri (Gros Courbu) and 15% Izkiriota Txikia (Petit Manseng)
70% of the wine is fermented in 500 litre French oak barrels and foudres, and 30% in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, using indigenous yeast, the wine is aged for 9 months in contact with its lees. Finally the wine is bottled unfiltered.
The vineyards are located in the village of Kortezubi, a little old town in Bizkaia, famous for its prehistoric caves which form a Unesco World Heritage Site. The vineyards are located on a clay loam topsoil over limestone subsoil. Slate can be found in some parts.


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